Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 8/26/14

01 MAR 2009: Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves walks out towards the outfield during the spring training game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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Take a gather on 10 players poised to shoot up the Fantasy draft rankings this season! #1) Jason Heyward ATL OF ame promise he produced his first season. Heyward battled an injured shoulder and some bad luck all season long during a sophomore slump. With an offseason to get healthy, he should show the s #2). Howie Kendrick LA 2B Kendrick has the skill set to win a batting championship. If he stays healthy it could happen this season with Albert Pujols batting behind him. #3). Matt Moore TB SP Scouts are already saying he will push David Price from his spot as the number one starter. A pretty big statement because Price is pretty good. #4. Delmon Young DET OF Young looks to be surrounded by some quality bats in Miggy Cabrera and Price Fielder. How do you not love grabbing a guy in the 17th round that can get 30 plus home runs and 100 plus RBI’s. #5. Mike Moustakas KC 3B The guy flat out raked in the minor leagues, but struggled in his major league debut. With a half season under his belt he’s a great bet to take a giant leap forward. #6. Jordan Zimmerman WAS SP The man is down in the pecking order behing Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez. But last year he produced a half season ERA below four after coming back from injury. He also put up solid strikeout numbers. Don’t sleep on Zimmerman. #7. Adam Wainwright STL SP Coming back from injury, Wainwright should once again be a top 15 starter in the league. Heck, he could even compete for the Cy Young. #8. JP Arencibia TOR C This guy has loads of power. Arenciba smashed 23 homers last season and could easily bash 30 this year. He just needs to raise his batting average to mediocre levels. #9. Brandon Beachy ATL SP You have to love any starter who can get nine-plus strikeouts per nine innings. Heck, his KK/BB ratio was nearly 4-to-1. Eventually his ERA will follow suit and he will take a big step forward to recognition in the baseball community. #10. Devin Mesoraco CIN C The guy is getting compared to Mike Piazza. He should be an all around fantasy force for years to come. The only downside is the uncertainty of whether he will start or not.
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